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Nephtoah meaning

נפתוח
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🔼The name Nephtoah in the Bible

The name Nephtoah is connected to a spring, which became a marker between the territories allotted to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin just to Judah's north. It's mentioned as a border of Judah in Joshua 15:9 and as a border of Benjamin in Joshua 18:15.

🔼Etymology of the name Nephtoah

The name Nephtoah comes from the root-verb פתח (patah), meaning to open:

The letter נ (nun), with which our name starts may be due to a grammatical construction that turns a verb passive (he opened), reflective (he opened himself), or resultative (to be open).

🔼Nephtoah meaning

For a meaning of the name Nephtoah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Opening. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does list it under the verb פתח I (patah I), meaning to open.

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